Cervical demyelinating lesion presenting with choreoathetoid movements and dystonia

Silvia de Pasqua, Sabina Cevoli, Fabio Calbucci, Rocco Liguori

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Pseudoathetosis and dystonia are rare manifestations of spinal cord disease that have been already reported in lesions involving the posterior columns at the cervical level. We report two patients with a cervical demyelinating lesion at C3–C4 level presenting with hand dystonia and pseudoathetoid movements. The movement disorder disappeared after steroid treatment. The cases we described highlight the importance of identifying secondary causes of movement disorders that can be reversible with appropriate therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Sept 15 2016


  • Demyelinating lesion
  • Dystonia
  • Pseudoathetosis
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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